Hubby’s Week 6 Weigh-In

Hubby did half an hour of WiiFit exercise today, and weighted himself for his weekly weigh-in.

This was a rough week for Hubby, because he maintained his weight exactly – no gain/no loss.  Yesterday was the Super Bowl, and while Hubby didn’t exceed his weekly points, he did use some of them.  But even though he’s working hard, it’s discouraging to have no results to show for his efforts.

The goal for the next few weeks is to maintain the better eating habits (counting points, etc) and up his exercise.  He has been looking at a few half-marathons.  Both of us are hoping he can find one he wants to do soon, because having that kind of goal in front of him is a good motivator.  Perhaps that, combined with changing the way the family eats, will jump start him again.

6 Week Dot Chart

Overall – an average of 3lbs per week lost is excellent.  I am praying that he has a nice loss next week to help keep him encouraged.  Plus, next week he’ll begin walking 15 minutes a day at work, because of his new carpool situation.

Anyone have thoughts on ways to improve?

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Boo on 08 02 11 at 12:17 am

    Isn’t there a week on the ranch when even the guys there don’t loose a lot?? Maybe he just hit his plateau (sp?) week and next week will be a BIG week. Just keep working hard and I bet it will pay off next week! He is doing great! I can’t wait to hear about it 😉 Boo

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  2. Posted by Niki on 08 02 11 at 5:16 am

    Speaking from experience, it is not uncommon at all to hit a plateau around this time. One of the things they tell you is to shake things up a bit where your diet is concerned. The thing to keep in mind is that while his weight loss is the biggest goal, it’s really about making life changes that will help him maintain it in the long run. He’s doing so well, and should be proud of the progress he’s made thus far.

    I went to a meeting last night and there was a woman there talking about her personal journey with weight – she’s lost more than 80 lbs. in one year and still has a long way to go. Her attitude was great, though – she has totally changed her food philosophy and has improved so many areas of her life because of it. She kept reiterating that it’s about making small changes that you can maintain. She also said having supportive friends and family really helped her keep it up.

    Keep encouraging him (and telling him that we’re rooting for him, too) and he’ll do great.

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  3. Posted by chrysti on 08 02 11 at 7:49 am

    Incorporate some strength training with weights. Keep changing the exercise you are doing…variation helps to prevent plateaus. No weight gain is a really good thing though! There are a lot of rock and roll marathons. Or you could come up here and do a half with me in March. I know it is only 7/8 weeks away but the Biggest Loser only train for a month for the full. The one here is a lot cheaper as well. Just a thought 🙂

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  4. Posted by Ashley McLure on 08 02 11 at 8:19 am

    Here’s a site that might help out: http://getfit-atlanta.com/
    They have teams that do various races, hubby can join and have a group to help him train.

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  5. Posted by Mary on 08 02 11 at 8:41 am

    best of luck to your hubby. I’m a huge fan of WW. It’s consistently successful for me not only do you loose weight at a healthy pace, it also truly emphasizes healthy eating. The ING marathon and half marathon is coming up in March. While it’s awfully close it’s a great race at any stage in your running career because it’s so large. Lots of people compete at a combined run/jog/walk race with lots of hometown encouragement.

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    • Hubby did the 1/2 Marathon with ING last year – he ran with TNT. We’ve looked at the Savannah Rock & Roll in the fall…I say “we’ve” because I’d like an excuse to go back to Savannah! 🙂 I agree with you, though, racing in Atlanta is nice, because it’s not a far drive and the encouragement is awesome!

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  6. Posted by Hubby on 08 02 11 at 8:42 am

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement and the ideas. I know the weight loss will continue if I keep eating right and change up the exercise. Hey Aunt CC, when and where is that half? I’m intrigued. 🙂

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  7. Posted by Malenki on 09 02 11 at 6:16 am

    Well … First, I’m just excited that you’ve got a GREAT average loss – and you’re doing SO well keeping yourself going! I can’t think of anything better than running, walking, and eating well … Speaking of which – I need to go run! 😉 Praying Week 7 is more encouraging! Keep it up, Hubby Butterfly!

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